Matilda Rose Shapland (born 13th July 2004) is a British child actress who played Matilda in Matilda on the West End.


West End

  • Les Miserables as Little Cosette/Young Eponine
  • Matilda the Musical as Matilda

Other theatre

  • Young Marx as Qui Qui Marx (The Bridge Theatre, London)


  • Time of Their Lives as Eleanor


  • The Sound of Music as Gretl von Trapp (Haslemere Players)
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  • Matilda had her first performance on 9th September 2014 and her final performance on 13th September 2015.
  • Matilda is from Chichester, West Sussex.
  • Matilda's favourite West End show is Wicked.
  • Matilda is coached by Kelly Appleby.
  • Matilda performed 'Naughty' at West End Live
  • She performed on the Alan Titchmarsh show
  • During her run she shared the lead role with Tasha Chapple, Anna-Louise Knight, Lara McDonnell, Lottie Sicilia and Violet Tucker
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